Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I am back for a while now. I think! I went down to Dakotas where Dawn was teaching a course using monotypes and pastel and anything else you wanted. Came back and did many, many starts.
Played and did a lot of what ifs. The funny thing was I didn't even take the class. I was so inspired by what I saw everyone else doing I thought I'd give it a whirl!
Happy long weekend!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I seem to visit places that do not allow me to post to my blog. I do get some wonderful images which I will be using over the next year.
It was an incredible trip with the experience being shared with 80 other great artists and 4 masters. I personally think there were more than 4 masters but we paid to interact with these 4. If you want to look them up they are
Catherine Liu Chang
The location was Taos, New Mexico which has an elevation of 7000 feet which in itself was a challenge.
It is an experience I am not likely to forget and will post about over the next while
Friday, April 19, 2013
This is the second painting going to Vancouver.
The name of the painting is from a dear friend that taught me to be free to be myself. I had struggled with the painting for so long then I went home, grabbed a huge almost whitewash type of brush and just gave her my all. This was the result and I loved it, after struggling for almost a year on it.
My dear friend has since moved to California but I think of him a lot.
Now I am heading to New Mexico. I will try to post as I am able.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
This is a large piece and therefore it is difficult to see some of all the detail. I have used decorative paper, many layers of transparent paint and texture to get the pebbly feel of a beach.
This painting and the one I am posting tomorrow will be going to the Federation Gallery in Vancouver for the show titled Canvas Unbound, meaning it is painted on the side and hung without a frame.
I am proud to be part of this.
This is all happening as I am heading for New Mexico to be part of the Intensive Self Study group.
I am also working on my part of a book that will be published about a largely Californian group of artists and "MOI"
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
This painting is a combination of Watercolor and Acrylics. I felt the watercolor pigments weren't strong enough so I threw in some Acrylic ink and Acrylic paint.
This painting is going into the Semiahmoo Show in May